Road Rehabilitation: Remember Olokoro, Nnanta, IWU PG Appeals To ABSG
The President General of Igbo World Union, IWU His Imperial Majesty Sir Amb. Mishak Nnanta (KJW, KSM, JP) has passionately appealed to the Abia State Government to turn its attention to Olokoro roads as they are long overdue for rehabilitation.
Nnanta who is the Patron Abia State Okonko Society (Olokoro chapter) and also the National Patron, Vigilante Group of Nigeria made this appeal in Umuahia, Abia State capital while speaking to a cross section of Journalists on the present state of Olokoro roads.
He lamented that the residents had faced hardship for years and people were finding it difficult to access the roads to move to the nearest town.
Nnanta said, “it is very pitiable. What we have been seeing on these roads is terrible. Our roads are in states of disrepair, needing urgent attention. Olokoro residents and motorists are reeling in pain over the deplorable state of these Lowcost – Ahiaukwu; Isicourt – Amakama; Isicourt – Ahiaukwu; Amangwu-Umuajata-Ururuka roads. The thoroughfares within the clan have become dilapidated.
“Vehicles crawl endlessly, especially at peak hours in the morning and evenings. Motorists also are lamenting that the state of the roads have caused huge wear and tear on their vehicles.
“Olokoro is a modern town. It is disheartening when motorists drive daily through these major roads in the community, they contend with potholes that dot the supposedly affluent clan, where one of the deposit of Abia State tourist site is situated.
Nnanta revealed that motorists plying Ikot-Ekpene road, now pass through Olokoro road in an attempt to avoid the already dilapidated Federal road, thereby causing more harm to the roads in Olokoro.
Nnanta pleaded that the local and state governments should as a matter of urgent priority, repair the roads, to the ease the sufferings of the residents.
Recall that members of Abia State Executive Council met under the Chairmanship of Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, PhD, on Tuesday, 26th October, 2021 and approved the award of the following contracts: Reconstruction of 8km failed Nunya Junction/Eluama Ogboro Road, with side drains and basement in Isuikwuato LGA by Constar Nigeria Ltd; Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of 9 nos of roads in Umuahia as follows: Umuezeagwu-Mbom Road; Nkata-Amaeke Road; Ahiaeke Okwuta-Bende Road; Agbo-Umueze Road; Umueze-Mbom Road; Umuoji Road; Umuafai-Lodu-Ahiaeke Road; Mgboko Road; Amuzukwu-Mbom Road all in Umuahia North LGA, measuring 25.4km and awarded to Pumeco Industries Nig Ltd; Construction of 1.2km Umuola-Umuobasi Road, Aba North LGA by Track-Care Global Company Nig. Limited; Reconstruction of 6.2km Ukpakiri Abayi Okoroafor-Umuotutu Ntighaizor Road in Obingwa LGA by Track-Care Global Construction Company Nig Ltd; Repair and Overlay of 2.5km failed sections along Opobo Junction/Emelogu and Azumiri Road, Obingwa LGA by Track-Care Global Construction Company Limited; Construction and Erosion Control of 0.875km Jesus Corpers Road with concrete drain, beside House of Assembly, Umuahia North LGA awarded to Ojez Integrated Services Ltd; Construction of 4.3km Umuopara Amano Isingwu to Mgboko Itungwa in Obingwa LGA by Track-Care Global Construction Coy Ltd; Rehabilitation/Reconstruction of 2.3km Road at Clifford University, Ihie in Isiala Ngwa North LGA; Rehabilitation and desilting of drain and reconstruction of Median at Azikiwe Road Aba South LGA measuring 2.15km; Reconstruction of 850m Ehi Road, Aba South LGA by Sannan Jadoon International Company Ltd; Reconstruction of 700m Cameron Road, Aba South LGA by Sannan Jadoon International Company Ltd; Construction of 6km road linking Ugwunagbo LGA Headquarters to Amapu with a spur to Umuchima Secondary School junction, by Medak Developers Investment Limited; Reconstruction of Umuchima Eluelu Road, Umuoram Ahia, Umuahia South LGA , off Enugu-Port Harcourt Expressway by ID and S Limited and Rehabilitation of 1km Owerri Road, Umuahia North LGA by Surez Global Resources Limited.